hkclubbing.com and VOLAR have partnered for the very first time and are proud to present TIGA live in Hong Kong. The Montreal born DJ/Producer will be appearing exclusively at VOLAR on 23rd September 2010.
Known for throwing Canada’s first proper rave, the Montreal-based electronic producer began his spinning in cooler clubs in his home city during the early 1990s and was also involved in SONA, the renowned after-hours club. In 1994, he opened a record store, DNA Records and 4 years later in 1998, founded his own label- Turbo Recordings.
Not only does TIGA produce his own material but he’s also reputed for his remixing of various artists’ work including Felix da Housecat’s "Madame Hollywood", Scissor Sisters' "Comfortably Numb" and Tomas Andersson's "Washing Up". TIGA traffics in tunes that encourage dancing and not copping an attitude.
His 2009 release ‘Ciao!’ provides plenty of dancefloor fodder with tracks like "Beep Beep Beep”, “Turn The Night On” and “Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore”. The album features set of succinct, club-informed, good pop songs but it’s no surprise since Soulwax and Gonzalez, among others, have contributed to the album’s production.
First 50 people at the door will receive a free HKClubbing.com gift!
hkclubbing.com and VOLAR present TIGA (Turbo Recordings)
Support DJs: DJ Arun R. & Redman
Date: September 23, 2010 Thursday.
Time: 10pm – late.
Before 12:30AM - Free entry for everyone on guest list.
After 12:30AM - VOLAR Members: Complimentary.
- Non-Members $300 (includes 2 drinks).
Venue: VOLAR – Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.
More Information: Call +852 2815 7919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Guest List & Tables: email@example.com or +852 2810 1510.
Based in Montreal, TIGA is a DJ/producer who has effectively worked the underground and the mainstream with his wry brand of campy electro and stark techno. Born in Montreal, Canada, Tiga's first exposure to his future came from touring the Goa area of India with his DJ father throughout the '80s. Following in his father's footsteps, TIGA began spinning in Montreal's cooler clubs in the early '90s, bringing the acid house sound to Canada. Seeing as how there weren't any events like the Goa parties he had attended, the DJ made his own and later was credited with throwing Canada's first proper rave.
The events continued as TIGA opened one of the earliest techno-only record stores, DNA, and he also started the Turbo label with fellow DJ Mark Dillon. The DJ was comfortable playing and releasing other people's music and didn't seriously concentrate on creating his own tunes until the 2000s. After spinning Miss Kittin & the Hacker's version of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" at a club, TIGA had the idea to record some kind of cover version with Finnish DJ and friend Jori Hulkkonen.
A day in the studio yielded a disappointing version of Prince's "When Doves Cry" and a better version of U2's "New Years Day," but it was their version of fellow Montreal resident Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night" that the duo decided to release in 2001 under the name Tiga & Zyntherius. It was a huge hit and TIGA rounded out the year with two successful mix CDs, American Gigolo and Mixed Emotions. Interviews, remixes, and touring kept the DJ busy until he helmed an edition of K7's successful mix CD series DJ Kicks. In the DJ Kicks tradition, he recorded one new track, "Man Hrdina," for the album, which the label released as a single. Most DJs chose the single's B-side, an electro version of Nelly's "Hot in Herre," and both the single and the mix CD were re-released to feature the surprise smash hit.
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